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Humanist Archives: Aug. 26, 2019, 7:16 a.m. Humanist 33.212 - thinking about what's not supposed to require thinking

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        Date: 2019-08-26 00:00:55+00:00
        From: Francois Lachance 
        Subject: thinking about what's not supposed to require thinking

Willard,

A quotation that mirrors a mode of thought often modelled on Humanist

[quote]
As I looked around, I thought: Someone has put some thinking into how this
had best be done, so that I, the presumed beneficiary of that thinking,
need not think at all. But here I am, thinking anyway about the individual
thoughts such thinking comprised, approving this bit, questioning that
one, disapproving of another -- well, thinking about what's not supposed to
require thinking, that _is_ philosophy, no?
[/quote]

Samuel R. Delany, The Atheist in the Attic
a novella in part about an encounter between Leibniz and Spinoza


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Francois Lachance
Scholar-at-large
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance
https://berneval.hcommons.org




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